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“Thompson Twins – Hold Me Now (Lyrics) [HQ]”

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Thompson Twins were a British music group that formed in April 1977[3] and disbanded in May 1993. Initially a new wave group, they switched to a more mainstream pop sound and achieved considerable popularity in the mid-1980s, scoring a string of hits in the United Kingdom, the United States, and around the globe.

The band was named after the two bumbling detectives Thomson and Thompson in Hergé’s comic strip The Adventures of Tintin.[4] At various stages, the band had up to seven members though their best known incarnation was as a trio between 1982–86. They became a prominent act in the Second British Invasion, and in 1985, the band performed at Live Aid where they were joined onstage by Madonna.[4]

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“HEAVEN MUST HAVE SENT YOU FROM ABOVE -MARVIN GAYE AND TAMMI TERRELL”

Marvin Gaye (/ɡeɪ/;[1] born Marvin Pentz Gaye Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984)[2] was an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Gaye helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as an in-house session player and later as a solo artist with a string of hits, including “Ain’t That Peculiar”, “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”, and duet recordings with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, Diana Ross and Tammi Terrell, later earning the titles “Prince of Motown” and “Prince of Soul”.

During the 1970s, he recorded the concept albums What’s Going On and Let’s Get It On and became one of the first artists in Motown to break away from the reins of their production company.

Gaye’s later recordings influenced several contemporary R&B subgenres, such as quiet storm and neo soul.[3] 

Since his death, April 1, 1984,  many institutions have posthumously bestowed Gaye with awards and other honors—including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[6]

Tammi Terrell (born Thomasina Winifred Montgomery; April 29, 1945 – March 16, 1970) was an American recording artist, best known as a star singer for Motown Records during the 1960s, most notably for a series of duets with singer Marvin Gaye. Terrell’s career began as a teenager, first recording for Scepter/Wand Records, before spending nearly two years as a member of James Brown’s Revue, recording for Brown’s Try Me label. After a period attending college, Terrell recorded briefly for Checker Records, before signing with Motown in 1965. With Gaye, Terrell scored seven Top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” and “You’re All I Need to Get By”. Terrell’s career was interrupted when she collapsed into Gaye’s arms as the two performed at a concert at Hampden–Sydney College on October 14, 1967, with Terrell later being diagnosed with a brain tumor. She had eight unsuccessful surgeries before succumbing to the illness on March 16, 1970 at the age of 24.



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Posted by on February 6, 2017 in duet, music

 

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“Stevie Wonder – If You Really Love Me (Glastonbury 2010)”

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“If You Really Love Me” is a song written by Stevie Wonder and Syreeta Wright. Wonder recorded the song and released his version as a single from his 1971 album Where I’m Coming From. The single peaked in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 (number 8), Billboard′s R&B chart (number 4),[1] and Billboard′s Easy Listening chart (number 10).[2] The song was one of the last to feature Motown’s background band The Funk Brothers. After its release, Wonder left the Hitsville USA studios to record in New York, playing most of the instruments himself. Wonder played Moog bass synthesizer[citation needed], drums, and piano on “If You Really Love Me”, while Wright is featured in the background singing.

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Posted by on January 30, 2017 in duet, entertainment, music, r&b

 

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Sam Smith feat with Mary J. Blige “Darling Stay With Me Cause Your All I Need”

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“Stay with Me”is a song by English singer and songwriter Sam Smith from his debut studio album In the Lonely Hour (2014). It was released in the United States on 14 April 2014 and in the United Kingdom on 18 May 2014. “Stay with Me” is a gospel-inspired ballad that details the protagonist pleading with his one-night stand not to leave him.[1] The song was written by Smith, James Napier, and William Phillips, with Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne receiving co-writer credits due to the song’s similarity to Petty’s single “I Won’t Back Down”.

The song has become Smith’s most successful single to date, peaking at number one in the UK Singles Chart (becoming his third chart-topper there, second as a solo artist), topping the charts in Canada and New Zealand, and reaching number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It has also reached top 10 status in over twelve countries worldwide. At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, Darkchild’s remix version of “Stay with Me” won two Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.[2][3]

Background

In an interview with NME, Sam Smith said that the song was written in a studio in Old Street with James Napier (Jimmy Napes) and William Phillips (also known as “Tourist”).[4] Phillips started playing with three chords on the piano, and Napier quickly provided a drum pattern, and according to Sam Smith, “the song just flowed out of us so naturally,” and the song was written in 30 to 40 minutes. After finishing the song, he started to layer his vocal about 20 times, singing in different parts of the studio and harmonizing. The result sounded like a gospel choir, but all from his own voice, and this demo was then used in the released song.[4][5]

According to Smith, “the song is about the moment in the morning after a one night stand, where the person you are with leaves your house, and you are left by yourself, and it’s just a second, where you are just like: ‘I wish, I wish’. You don’t even love them, you don’t really fancy them that much, it’s just nice to have someone in the bed next to you.”[4] The song won the Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, and in his acceptance speech for winning the Record of the Year, Smith said that “I want to thank the man who this record is about who I fell in love with last year. Thank you so much for breaking my heart because you got me four Grammys.”[6]

On 25 March 2014, the song was played for the first time on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show at 7:30pm.[7][8][9] On 29 March, he performed the song live on Saturday Night Live in the United States. On 16 May, he performed the song on The Graham Norton Show. In June, he returned to the United States as part of his tour where he performed the song on Good Morning America, at the Apollo Theater in New York with Mary J. Blige, and David Letterman.

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“GET CLOSER – Seals and Croft – featuring Carolyn Willis”

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Get Closer is Seals and Crofts’ eighth studio album. The title cut was a top 10 hit in early 1976, reaching #6 on the Pop charts, and #2 AC. It would be their final top 10 hit. “Goodbye Old Buddies” reached #10 on the AC chart as well.

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The song “Get Closer” features the vocals of Carolyn Willis, who had been in the group Honey Cone.

“Sweet Green Fields” was sampled in the 1997 song “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See” by Busta Rhymes and later in 2002 by Syleena Johnson on her song “Tonight I’m Gonna Let Go”, which was based on “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See”.

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​”It Takes Two”  Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston

“It Takes Two” is a hit single recorded in late 1965 by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston for Motown’s Tamla label.

Produced by Weston’s then-husband, longtime Gaye collaborator William “Mickey” Stevenson, and co-written by Stevenson and Sylvia Moy, “It Takes Two” centered on a romantic lyric that depicted many things in life (dreams, love, wishes, etc.) being better with two people instead of one. The single became Gaye’s most successful duet single to date, later outperformed by Gaye’s duets with Tammi Terrell.[citation needed]

Gaye and Weston’s duet peaked at #14 on the Billboard Pop charts and #4 on Billboard′s Soul Singles chart in January 1967. “It Takes Two” was also Gaye’s first major hit in the UK, where it peaked at #16 on the British singles charts in the spring of that same year.[citation needed]

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Posted by on January 23, 2017 in black music artists, duet, music

 

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“Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson – Beauty and the Beast”

“Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson – Beauty and the Beast”

Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the official soundtrack album to Walt Disney Pictures’ thirtieth animated feature film Beauty and the Beast (1991). Originally released on October 29, 1991, by Walt Disney Records, the album’s first half – tracks 2 to 9 – generally contains the film’s musical numbers, all of which were written by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Howard Ashman, while its latter half – tracks 10 to 14 – features its musical score, composed solely by Menken. While the majority of the album’s content remains within the musical theatre genre, its songs have also been influenced by French, classical, pop and Broadway music. Credited to Various Artists, Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features performances by the film’s main cast – Paige O’Hara, Richard White, Jesse Corti, Jerry Orbach, Angela Lansbury and Robby Benson – in order of appearance. Additionally, the album features recording artists Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson, who perform a pop rendition of the film’s title and theme song, “Beauty and the Beast”, which simultaneously serves as the soundtrack’s only single.

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Posted by on December 12, 2016 in classic music, duet, entertainment

 

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